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Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
of japan's energy policy in july, the government introduced a system called the feed in tariff which allows people to sell renewable energy to power companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage of this new market. workers in southern japan started work this week on one what will be one of the largest solar plants. it extends over 1 million square meters. the site was purchased 30 years ago in hopes to build a petrochemical complex. a recession foiled their plan. last october, they announced a new man to go solar. they are hoping switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will produce enough energy to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say as of november, companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects, each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. earlier, i spoke about nhk world's reporter who has been covering environmental issues and talked about the boo
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
of this quiet, bilateral meetings may produce some sort of agreement. then the global energy policy featured big today. why so big on day one? >> it turns out both of the main sessions today were about economic issues. one focused on the future of the eurozone crisis, and the other on oil and gas bonanza in the u.s. basically the question of for acting -- of fracking. people here admit it is undoubtedly a boon for the u.s. that it will soon be energy independent. one of the world's biggest exporters of gas. the fact is people are also concerned in munich that that may mean that the u.s. will be less engaged with the middle east and on middle eastern issues. u.s. officials here were at pains to deny that. there was then also a lot of talk about competitiveness and weather this u.s. oil and gas bonanza will increase its competitiveness, particularly in manufacturing industries, possibly to the detriment of europe. competitiveness and the economy being recognized here as important factors on the security front as well. >> protests in egypt have again turn violent. opponents of the islamist presiden
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
playing a prominent role in the upcoming election, the transition to renewable energy. it is a move that does have broad political support, but the price tag is controversial. >> angela merkel's environment minister says he wants to free the levy that is paid by consumers to fun that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure -- to fund that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure. >> electronic -- electricity prices are rising. with an election looming, the environment mr. is -- minister is putting on the brakes. subsequent rises would also be limited. >>> i do not think it is right that consumers and small and medium-sized businesses carry all the risk of electricity price rises as a result of the move towards renewables. >> industries that use a lot of electricity also face changes. until now, they were exempted from the clean energy surcharge. under the proposals, they will pnow have to pay their share. chancellor merkel's deputy has given his backing to the plans. >> i believe it is right not to proceed in small steps. we need a big, bold move, and a fundamental re
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm PST
that the deal is not going ahead. a dutch court has ruled that international energy giant shell is not responsible for pipeline leaks that poison farmland in nigeria. >> local farmers and in time of groups have mounted multiple suits against shell. the court did find that the company's nigerian subsidiary was responsible for leaks that damage farm land in one village, but it refused to hold the parent company liable. shell said it was happy with the outcome. one of the plaintiffs plans to appeal. germany has been marking and of hitler's rise to power 80 years ago with events underscoring with chancellor angela merkel has called the country's everlasting responsibility for crimes committed by the nazis. >> one new exhibition traces hitler's first months in power. >> on january 30, 1933, hitler became german chancellor to the delight of the nazis. a new exhibition in berlin documents the beginning of their regime of terror. chancellor angela merkel opened the show. it follows out in a matter of months, the nazis laid the groundwork for the holocaust. >> there is no other way to sa
PBS
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
on the secretary of state. >> i have enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused. i am very fortunate. looking for to this next chapter in my life. >> hillary clinton, outgoing secretary of state. but chapter would that be? >> i think it is the resurrection. this is someone who left the presidential campaign bruising, and to see her potentially eight years later as the overwhelming front runner for the democratic nomination, is a remarkable comeback. >> john kerry approve for secretary of state. what are his greatest challenges? >> remaining consistent with the administration's policy. that he does not go out on his own to make his own policy. i do not see him performing the way hillary clinton performed. she was part of a team. he has wanted this job for so long. i think he will be a problem. >> i wonder if they are worried about hillary clinton. you see how great her presence has been, what a successful secretary of state she has been. any time some conservatives can, they want to take a knife to her throat, and she always turned back on them. she has emerged into an incre
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